Join us for this 12-week, virtual instructor led course, where coaches will learn how to successfully integrate key foundational IFS skills into their existing coach practice. Cohort 1 is enrolling now! Confirm your eligibility below and you will be invited to register on Augusts 1st!

Program Overview

Designed for Coaches by Coaches

Participants will deepen their skills through self-exploration, peer practice, and professional mentorship.

By the end of this program, coaches will be able to begin integrating key foundational IFS skills into their existing coaching practice including: 

  • Developing enhanced Self-leadership to expand coaching presence.  
  • Identifying motivating factors that drive behaviors though the mapping and exploration of the client’s inner world
  • Applying new techniques to assist clients in identifying and addressing internal conflict and overcoming automatic pilot.  

Interactive & Built to Create Community

This program is highly interactive and requires active participation. Participants are expected to attend the weekly live 3-hour sessions and their 1-hour mentor groups. Missing more than two live sessions or two mentor sessions may render a participant ineligible to receive a Course Completion Certificate and fully benefit from the program.

Enrollment for this pilot will be limited to 80 participants, and we’re offering pilot pricing of $1850.

Your Certificate of Completion will be your ticket for all subsequent coach learning programs offered by IFS Institute as these programs are launched.

This program will be broken into the following sections for your learning.

August

Pre-Program

Available beginning August 26, these online modules will set the stage for the program with approximately 2-hours of self-directed learning as follows:

Before you Begin (60 minutes) 

Introduction to IFS (60 minutes)

Available beginning August 26

September 9-30

Section 1: The Coach System

In this section you will begin with an exploration of your internal system, by identifying roles of parts, discussing common coach parts, and participating in experiential exercises for mapping your own parts. Following this, you’ll delve into understanding the qualities of Self energy, with practices aimed at cultivating and recognizing the essential elements of Self.  Next you will explore the protective system, with a focus on unblending. Finally, you will examine dynamics of alliances, hierarchies and polarizations

Modules 1-4 of this program will run September 9-30

October 7-28

Section 2: The Client System

Over the next four weeks you will begin to learn how foundational IFS skills can be applied to working with the  client’s system. These modules will include techniques for assisting clients in identifying and exploring their parts. You will gain experience understanding and working with the client protective system, leveraging tools and techniques from the first part of the program

Modules 5-8 will run from October 7-28

November 4-December 2

Section 3: Coach Client Dynamics

Modules 9-12 will run November 4 -December 2 (off the week of November 26 for the US Thanksgiving holiday)

The closing section will explore Coach and Client Dynamics. In these four modules you will learn how IFS assists coaches in shifting from behavior and action-oriented coaching to identity coaching. You will also learn how to cultivate more Self energy when faced with intensity or complexity in session. Cultural and Legacy Burdens will be covered particularly in how they are held within the client and coach system and how to recognize potential biases. There will be an entire session devoted to participant questions featuring Dick Schwartz on November 18. Finally, you will close this program with clarity on how to put your learning into action and continue your Self development after the program ends.

This cohort will be limited to 80 participants. Due to high interest in IFS, we anticipate registration will fill very quickly.

Confirm Eligibility Today!

When are the sessions?

This program is highly interactive and requires active participation. Participants are expected to attend the weekly live 3-hour sessions and their 1-hour mentor groups. Missing more than two live sessions or two mentor sessions may render a participant ineligible to receive a Course Completion Certificate and fully benefit from the program.

Live sessions will include breakout groups, mentor and peer to peer role play, discussion, and demonstration.

SECTION 1

EXPLORING THE COACH SYSTEM

Module 1 – Your Internal System
Monday, September 9
8-11 am Los Angeles/ 11-2 pm New York / 4 –7 pm London

Module 2 – Self Energy
Monday,  September 16
8-11 am Los Angeles/ 11-2 pm New York / 4 –7 pm London

Module 3 – The Protective System
Monday, September 23
8-11 am Los Angeles/ 11-2 pm New York / 4 –7 pm London

Module 4 – Dynamics
Monday, September 30
8-11 am Los Angeles/ 11-2 pm New York / 4 –7 pm London

SECTION 2

EXPLORING THE CLIENT SYSTEM

Module 5 – Assisting Clients in Identifying Parts
Monday,  October 7
8-11 am Los Angeles/ 11-2 pm New York / 4 –7 pm London

Module 6 – Exploring Parts with Clients
Monday, October 14
8-11 am Los Angeles/ 11-2 pm New York / 4 –7 pm London

Module 7 – Working within the Client Protective System
Monday, October 21
8-11 am Los Angeles/ 11-2 pm New York / 4 –7 pm London

Module 8 – Understanding Exiles
Monday, October 28
8-11 am Los Angeles/ 11-2 pm New York / 4 –7 pm London

SECTION 3

COACH CLIENT DYNAMICS

Module 9 – IFS and Self Leadership in Coaching
Monday, November 4
8-11 am Los Angeles/ 11-2 pm New York / 4 –7 pm London

Module 10 – Cultural and Legacy Burdens
Monday, November 11
8-11 am Los Angeles/ 11-2 pm New York / 4 –7 pm London

Module 11 – Open Topics – Featuring Dick Schwartz
Monday, November 18
8-11 am Los Angeles/ 11-2 pm New York / 4 –7 pm London

Module 12- Putting it All Together
Monday, December 2
8-11 am Los Angeles/ 11-2 pm New York / 4 –7 pm London

MENTOR SESSIONS

GROUP OPTIONS

Session 1 – Hannah Lofthus
Tuesday
9-10am Los Angeles/ 12-1pm New York / 5 –6pm London

Session 2 – Brian Jaudon
Tuesday
1-2 pm Los Angeles/ 4-5 pm New York / 9 –10 pm London

Session 3 – Sophia Mose
Wednesday
6-7 am Los Angeles/ 9-10 am New York / 2 –3 pm London

Session 4- Ty Cutner
Wednesday
1-2 pm Los Angeles/ 4-5 pm New York / 9–10 pm London

About Your Instructors

Anna Tansi, MS Organization Psychology, is an IFS-certified practitioner who has coached and consulted with organizations, teams, and individuals for 30+ years. The types of clients she works with range from purpose-driven people and businesses to spiritually oriented organizations and entrepreneurs. Anna has a passion for learning and development and, since 2010, has been integrating the principles of IFS into her workshops and coaching. She is Level 2 trained and frequently serves as a program assistant for the IFS Institute. 

Francesco Pimpinelli, a PCC with the ICF, a professional counselor and a seasoned IFS practitioner ignites potential in individuals and leaders. For over 20 years, he’s crafted personalized coaching and counseling experiences that empower clients to overcome challenges and achieve lasting change. From personal growth to leadership excellence, Francesco addresses both professional and personal roadblocks using a holistic approach.

Your Mentors

Once registered, you will be placed into one of four subgroups for weekly 1-hour mentor sessions. Click the photo below to learn more about each mentor.

Ty Cutner

Wednesday | 4pm EST

Sophia van Woensel-Mose

Wednesday | 9am EST

Hannah Lofthus

Tuesday | 12pm EST

Brian Jaudon

Tuesday | 4pm EST

Let’s get started!

FAQ

Will this program offer ICF Continuing Education Credits?
We will be submitting our application to ICF for 36 CCEs and are hopeful the program will be approved before the program ends. If not, IFSI is committed to providing ICF accredited coaches (ACC, PCC, MCC) with appropriate documentation for individual submission for CCE consideration directly to ICF.
What if I cannot join the live sessions?
The live sessions are highly interactive and make up the main way for participants to learn, watch, and practice with peers. Missing a session will require make-up work including watching the recording and potentially submitting proof that the skill taught has been learned. If you miss more than 2 live sessions and/or 2 mentor sessions, you may not be eligible to receive your Course Completion Certificate which would mean you would not be eligible to take future programming or participate in mentorship circles unless you retake the program.
What can I call myself after completing this program?

IFS Institute does not endorse titles such as IFS Coach. Completion of IFS Foundations for Coaches will provide participants with a basic understanding and application of key foundational IFS skills as related to professional coaching.  The information taught within the IFS Foundations for Coaches has been specifically adapted to fit the context, scope, and practice as a coach and is reflective of industry standards and alignment with the ICF Core Competencies. This program is not meant as, nor is it a replacement for the clinical Level 1 Training.